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Cameron Crowe has been keeping quiet lately about when he’ll get around to making his drug-addiction biopic Beautiful Boy, though one can assume that it’ll be after he’s done with his new, still-untitled romantic comedy, which is set for release in 2014.
Adapted from the David Sheff memoir of the same name, Beautiful Boy will tell the tragic story of Sheff’s son, who went from being a star athlete and brilliant academic to a meth addict living on the streets with a pervasive lying habit and a dwindling future.
A story like this would prove an interesting departure for a director like Cameron Crowe, who is mostly recognized for his deeply emotional dramedies like Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous and Elizabethtown. As the film’s screenplay is still undergoing some revisions at the behest of the author, Crowe had evidently encountered some difficulty in getting the project off the ground. »
- Eric Carter
Cameron Crowe is currently working on his Hawaii set comedy previously titled Deep Tiki but is already working on his follow-up based on the book Beautiful Boy. Based on the book of the same name by David Sheff, Beautiful Boy is a memoir about dealing with his son's crystal meth addiction. The son, Nic Sheff, wrote his own memoir titled Tweak. The two books take different perspectives on the same story and offer a very unique look into how drugs can affect a family. In a recent interview »
- Alex Maidy
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